February 2, 2016 8:46 pm
Updated: February 17, 2016 1:58 pm

Rush hungry to win and collect for Saskatoon Food Bank

Fans are encouraged to bring donations to the Saskatchewan Rush lacrosse game Friday to support the Saskatoon Food Bank.

Al Ramsay / Global News

SASKATOON – Saskatoon’s new professional sports team is teaming up with Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. The partnership with the Saskatchewan Rush aims to raise donations at the upcoming home game on Friday.

There will be bins and volunteers stationed at every entrance to SaskTel Centre ready to take non-perishable food items when doors open at 6 p.m. CT. National Lacrosse League (NLL) action starts at 7:30 p.m. with the Rush taking on their rival, the Calgary Roughnecks.

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Rush players Mark Matthews and Adrian Sorchetti spent time Tuesday packing hampers for people in need.

“We’re expecting 10,000 fans on Friday and having encouraged them all week to bring a non-perishable food item we hope we can fill as many bins as we can and make a huge impact,” said Rush president Lee Genier.

“How exciting is that so a brand new team to this city just pops in and immediately starts to look at ways to support the community and to give back. I think that’s quite amazing,” said Laurie O’ Connor, executive director at the food bank.

Also, fans who make a financial donation get their picture taken with the Champion’s Cup at the game.

The Rush beat the Roughnecks 10-8 in their season opener last month in Calgary.

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